Something, Maybe – Elizabeth Scott

ISBN: 978-1416978657
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genre: Fiction
Age Level: 12+
Reader’s Annotation: Hannah is certain that Josh is the perfect guy for her; he’s sweet, considerate and always has something intelligent to say. But why is she always thinking about Finn?
Summary: Taking a break from the gut wrenching novel that was Living Dead Girl, Scott embarks on familiar territory with her latest offering. Hannah is the daughter of a Hugh Hefner type older man who ignores her existence and a loving mother who makes money via webchats and her former fame. Meanwhile, Hannah just tries to fly under the radar, which doesn’t help her get noticed by her current crush, the philosophical Josh. Finn (her BurgerTown co-worker) on the other hand, is annoying, ingratiating and just so-not Josh.
Evaluation: It doesn’t take much to know that Hannah will end up with Finn, and not Josh, but the journey is fun. Characters are three dimensional and readers will find themselves sympathizing with Hannah throughout the novel. A light, fast and fun read that would be great for summer break and the beach.
Booktalk Ideas: Create the daughter of Hugh Hefner and Anna Nicole Smith – what is she like?
Selection: Really enjoy her work; trying to read it all.